Please note that links from our website may take you to external websites which are not covered by this policy. We recommend that you check their privacy policies before you access, use, or download from such sites. We will not be responsible for the content, function, or information collection policies of these external websites.
By using the Site or Services (for example, when you register for an account, communicate with us, on Our sites or applications), you agree and provide consent to Our collection, use and sharing of your personal information as described in this policy.
1. Information We Collect
We will only collect your personal information where it is necessary for us to provide you with a service at your request, such as when you share your contact details with us, contact us, register an account on our website, or access the content on the Site(s). We have discussed the manners of our collection of information, herein in greater detail for your reference:
1.1 Information submitted to us:
You give us information about you whenever you use our services, such as by doing the following, some of the following categories of information are collected directly by us, and some are provided by you directly for the performance of certain functions:
This information may include but not be limited to the following:
We take precautions to ensure that such personal data is kept secure and confidential, and we will only retain this data for as long as necessary for the purposes for which we collect it.
1.1 Information we collect automatically:
We collect information using cookies and other similar technologies to help distinguish you from other users of our Sites and streamline your online.
When you visit our Sites, we may collect the following information:
1.4 Information we receive about you from other sources
Sometimes you will have given your consent to other websites, services or third parties to provide information to us.
It could include information from third parties that we work with to provide our products and services, such as technical support companies and advertising companies. Whenever we receive information about you from these third parties, we will only use it in such manner that is already communicated to you, as per this Policy, and for such defined purposes only. We may further collect additional analytics reports, information from other services, websites, who work together with us.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies provided by such third parties prior to providing them with your information or entering into any transactions with them.
Marketing and Analytics
We may use Web Beacons to track your online usage patterns in an anonymous manner, without collection your personally identifiable information. We may also use web beacons in HTML emails that we send subscribers who have opted in to receive email from us, to determine whether our recipients have opened those emails and/or clicked on links in those emails. We use this information to inter-alia deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our Site(s) to the interests of our users, to measure traffic within our Site(s) to improve the quality, functionality and interactivity of our Site(s) and let advertisers know the geographic locations from where our Users come without personally identifying the users.
2. Purpose of Collection of Information.
We collect information (including Personal Information) to provide the Services and for the purposes as outlined below including but not limited to:
Further, we may use your information to administer and provide services you request or reach out to you for services you have expressed an interest in, to communicate with you in case of customer support, to process transactions, for sending newsletters, updates and promotional materials, for seeking your opinion and feedback and personalize and/or tailor any communications that we may send you.
3. Sharing and Use
3.1 We may share your information with our trusted partners or third parties who provide us with support services, for meeting the obligations agreed to between you and us.
3.2 We may use and/or disclose your information with the Company-controlled businesses, affiliates, subsidiaries and other entities within the Times group of companies, other third party business partners, service providers including but not limited to services provider, advertising networks, technology partner, social networks and any other third parties:
3.3 We may further be required to share your personal information in certain exceptional circumstances; this would be where we believe that the disclosure is:
4. Data Retention
4.1 We will only store your personal information for as long as we need it for the purposes for which it was collected. Retention periods for records will also be based on the type of record, the nature of the activity and product and service that the same is associated with, linked to.
4.2 We retain your information till such period that is required for the purposes of us meeting your requests on our Site(s), and in compliance with the applicable laws, statutory requirements.
5. Information Security.
5.1. We take commercially reasonable technical, physical, and organizational steps to safeguard any information you provide to us, to protect it from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration.
5.2. We try to ensure that all information you provide to us is transferred securely via the website (always check for the padlock symbol in your browser, and “https” in the URL, to ensure that your connection is secure).
5.3. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
5.4. Although we take reasonable security precautions, no computer system or transmission of information can ever be completely secure or error-free, and you should not expect that your information will remain private under all circumstances. The Company will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Site, including, but not limited to any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly or any loss of data, use, good-will, or other intangible losses.
6. Data Subject Rights
If you require any further information about your rights as explained below, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights, please reach out to us by writing to the Grievance Officer of the Company.
6.1 You have the right to access your personal data.
6.2 You have the right to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data
6.3 You have the right to withdraw your consent
6.4 You have the right to request deletion of your account
6.5 However, we may maintain backup copies of your information, to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
7.1 Cross-Border Transfers
8. Children Privacy
8.1 You must have attained the age of majority to be able to use and access our Services. If you are a minor in your jurisdiction, your registration and use of our Services must be with the supervision of an adult.
8.3 However, if the Company is notified that the personal data of individuals below the age of majority has been collected by Us, without user or parental consent, We shall take all necessary steps to delete such information from our servers. As a parent or legal guardian, you are encouraged to reach out to the Grievance Officer, for redressal of any complaints in relation to collection of children data.
10. Grievance Redressal
If you have any complaints, concerns with regards to the use, storage, deletion, and disclosure of your personal information provided to Us, you may reach out to the designated Grievance Officer. The Grievance Officer appointed by Times Internet Limited is Pragati Shukla. who can be contacted at Pragati.email@example.com.
You can also write to:
Times Internet Limited
391, Udyog Vihar, Phase – III,
Gurgaon, Haryana 122002, India
Please ensure that you do not share any feedback communication with an unauthorized member of the Company; the Company will not be responsible for the resolution of your query, in such case. If you choose to write to Us, you must address such communication to “Grievance Officer” and provide the following information:
a. Your identification details – Name, Times Identification ID, if applicable;
b. Details of your specific concern(s);
c. Clear statement as to whether the information is personal information or sensitive personal information;
d. Your address, telephone number or e-mail address;
e. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the information has been processed incorrectly or disclosed without authorization, as the case may be;
f. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate, and that the information being complained about belongs to you;
The Company may reach out to you to confirm or discuss certain details about your complaint and issues raised.
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